Oil Prices

Price per barrel of WCS oil in US dollars.

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PUBLISHED - May 25, 2018

The West Texas Intermediate (WTI) price of oil, often a world reference price quoted in the media, averaged US$66.25 a barrel in April 2018, 29.7% higher than it was a year earlier. Western Canada Select (WCS), the price obtained for many Alberta producers for oil, averaged US$40.47 a barrel in April 2018, 9.9% higher than it was a year earlier. The differential of WTI over WCS was US$25.78 in April 2018.